College members, it’s your last chance to be a part of the grassroots effort to urge Congress to avert Medicare reimbursement changes that will impact all allergists.
Beginning Jan. 1, 2023, allergists are facing up to a 10% reduction in Medicare reimbursement unless Congress takes legislative action to avert these cuts. ACAAI has been leading a grassroots allergist advocacy effort to emphasize to Congress the importance of preventing these cuts. If you didn’t sign on at the 2022 ACAAI Annual Meeting, please join in advocating for our allergy specialty by sharing your contact information with ACAAI – this campaign closes Tuesday, Dec. 6.
To simplify and streamline the process for you, we will look up each of your senators and representatives and will send a copy of the letter on your behalf (and we will cc you). To participate, simply follow this link and supply the requested information.
Our letters need to be sent before Congress begins considering legislation to address these cuts. While we do not have an exact date on when that will be, we believe the most likely opportunity to address these cuts will be a government funding bill that needs to be passed by Dec. 16. Congress could pass a short-term funding extension to buy more time to finish its larger funding bill. Work is already beginning on that bill following last week’s meeting with Congressional leaders and President Biden to discuss government funding.
LAST CHANCE – More than 200 health care providers have joined this grassroots effort. While we’d like to keep the sign-on opportunity open for everyone to join, to be most effective in our advocacy, we’ll be closing the campaign tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 6.
We are pleased with the progress of this effort. From those who have already joined this letter campaign, we’ll be contacting 125 Representatives and 73 Senators. If you haven’t done so already, please participate. ACAAI grass roots physician efforts are essential in making our collective voices heard.
We expect Congress to address at least some of these cuts before the end of the year and they most likely will:
- Not let the 4% PAYGO cut take effect in 2023.
- Provide some level of relief for the 2023 PFS CF cuts.
- Extend the Medicare Sequestration cuts for an additional year to help offset the cost of addressing these other cuts.
The Advocacy Council – ADVOCATING FOR ALLERGISTS AND THEIR PATIENTS.